Command Sgt. Maj. James N. Ross, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, speaks with Col. Mark T. Vande Hei, an Army astronaut with the USASMDC/ARSTRAT's NASA Detachment in Houston. During his time as the command's senior enlisted Soldier, Ross interacted with the Army astronauts who serve as ambassadors for the Army and SMDC, and in support of the International Space Station as crew members or for operational support for ongoing space missions.

SMDC's senior enlisted Soldier reflects on 30 year career

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USASMDC/ARSTRAT conducts space and missile defense operations and provides planning, integration, control and coordination of Army forces and capabilities in support of U.S. Strategic Command missions (strategic deterrence, integrated missile defense, and space operations); serves as the Army force modernization proponent for space, high altitude and global missile defense; serves as the Army operational integrator for global missile defense; and conducts mission-related research and development in support of Army Title 10 responsibilities.


USASMDC/ARSTRAT is a diverse, complex, and global command that provides critical capabilities to our Army, USSTRATCOM, COCOMs/ ASCCs; in sync with JFCC-IMD Read More...

I am the force behind the fight.

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"When you look at the nature of threats facing us, this command plays an important role in keeping us safe. This team ensures that the hard-fought freedoms and liberties we enjoy today are maintained, not only for our kids and our grandkids, but for many generations to come."

Lt. Gen. David L. Mann, CG, USASMDC/ARSTRAT

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